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David Stout – Baritone

David Stout is quickly establishing himself as a highly sought-after baritone, regularly appearing at the Bregenz Festival, and English and Welsh National Operas. Stout studied with Rudolf Piernay on the opera course at the Guildhall in London, where he was recipient of the Principal’s Prize.

His opera roles include Dr. Falke Die Fledermaus, Ping Turandot, Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Konrad Nachtigall Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Le Dancaïre Carmen and Schaunard La Bohème (all at Welsh National Opera); Schaunard La Bohème and Zaretski Eugene Onegin (English National Opera); Angelotti Tosca, Nikita Das Portrait and Mick Playing Away (Bregenz Festival); Flemish Deputy Don Carlos (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Don Juan From the House of the Dead (Teatro Massimo di Palermo); Papageno Die Zauberflöte and Harašta The Cunning Little Vixen (Grange Park Opera); Marullo Rigoletto (Opera Holland Park); Alfio Cavalleria Rusticana (Endellion Festival); Aeneas Dido and Aeneas and Pluto Orfeo (English Touring Opera); and Pietro Simon Boccanegra and Hercule Alceste (Chelsea Opera Group).

Stout has an extensive concert and song repertoire. Recent recordings include the NMC Songbook with Iain Burnside, Haydn’s Creation with New College, Oxford, and Mahler (arr. Schönberg) Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Orchestra of the Swan, all of which received critical acclaim. He has performed Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with Sir Colin Davis, Handel’s Messiah and Brahms’ Requiem with the Hallé Orchestra, Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach’s St. John Passion with Polyphony at St John’s Smith Square, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast at the Royal Festival Hall, Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater with the Derby Bach Choir, Bach Ich habe genug at King’s Place and Christus St. Matthew Passion for the St. Endellion Festival. Song recitals include Mendelssohn Lieder with Iain Burnside for BBC Radio 3, Wolf Eichendorff Lieder at the Oxford Lieder Festival, and Copland’s Ten Old American Songs and Il Maestro di cappella with the Haffner Orchestra. Further oratorio repertoire includes Bach’s B Minor Mass; Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Polyphemus’ Acis and Galatea, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Verdi’s Requiem, Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius and Britten’s War Requiem.

Past highlights included Baron Douphol La traviata (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) and Roucher Andrea Chénier (Bregenz Festspiele), Robin Oakapple Ruddigore (Opera North) as well as A Sea Symphony for the Nottingham Choral Trust, Fauré’s Requiem and The Messiah with the Manchester Camerata, Verdi’s Requiem in Hereford Cathedral, Haydn’s Creation in Brixen (DVD/Musica Saeculorum) and in Canterbury Cathedral, and Drunken Poet Fairy Queen for the Brighton Early Music Festival. Recitals include the Biss Trio at St. Briavel’s, Champs Hill and for the London Song Festival.

Engagements last season included his debut at the Wexford Festival as The Dark Fiddler in Delius’s A Village Romeo and Juliet, Pish Tush Mikado for ENO, Harašta Cunning Little Vixen and Buddha Wagner Dream (both for Welsh National Opera) and Gratiano in the premiere of The Merchant of Venice for the Bregenz Festspiele. Concert highlights included Fritz Kothner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg with the Hallé Orchestra, Bach St John Passion with the Aurora Orchestra and Bach Cantatas with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and a recording of Wolf Eichendorff Lieder.

Stout’s engagements in 2013/14 include Axel Oxenstierna Cristina, regina di Svezia for Wexford Festival, scenes from Falstaff (title role) with the Hallé under Sir Mark Elder, his debut with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Carmina Burana with the Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento in Italy, Sancho Panza Don Quichotte for Grange Park Opera, Oromazes in Rameau’s Zais with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and Monterone Rigoletto for English National Opera. Further ahead, engagements include major roles for ENO and WNO and recordings for Opera Rara.